Some contractors are using the systems to keep track of their fleet vehicles and employees during the work day. Employers use the technology to improve efficiency, save money and even catch employee negligence.
The four union leaders who attended the Associated General Contractors' midyear legislative meeting in Washington, D.C., last week showed unified support for competition in the construction industry. AGC President John F. Kelley III encouraged members to take a proactive stance on keeping President Bush in the White House and maintaining the Republican majority in Congress.
One study shows the labor market is not out of the woods yet despite a decline in corporate layoffs. Last month, businesses planned to cut 64,000 jobs, which is a 41% dip from the 157,000 job cuts in November.